A brand new early learning centre is about to open in Craigmore Road sometime in August. Here is what the Reggio Emilia inspired facility is all about.
At Craigmore Road Early Learning & Kinder, they provide day long care, school readiness and government-approved full day kindergarten programs for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. The dedicated educators are strongly inspired by the principles and practices of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. They strive for a centre that is a warm and welcoming home-like environment that promotes belonging through secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships.
“At Craigmore Road Early Learning & Kinder, we believe that early childhood is a time of great curiosity, learning and discovery,” says Centre Director Kirra Whitton. “We see our role as educators to provide an environment most conducive to fostering this for the children in our care. We recognise that all children are different and always strive to cater to the individual needs of our children and the families.”
The purpose built centre environment is fun and stimulating made up of colours, lights, designs, natural and man-made resources. This encourages the children to use their imaginations to learn, create and socialise.
Craigmore Road Early Learning & Kinder will be a home away home for the children, where they can play in the garden and learn about sustainability and recycling through simple instructions like turning the lights off.
The team at Craigmore Road Early Learning & Kinder is made up of will Kirra Whitton, Centre Director, Assistant Centre Director, Christine, and four fully qualified educators Lauren, Racheal, Amanda and Sarah. An onsite cook will prepare the nutritional healthy meals each day for the kids.
Craigmore Road Early Learning & Kinder can cater for 107 children and services are fully registered and approved for the Australian Government Child Care Benefits.
You can book a tour of the premises (with or without the kids in tow) on their website: craigmoreroadelc.com.au/book-a-tour/.
Corner Craigmore Road & Main Terrace, Blakeview, Tel: 7078 2629. Open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm, 52 weeks a year, excluding public holidays.